What are Calcium Channel Blockers?
Drug Class: Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium Channel blockers are a class of medications that are used to treat Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), and cardiac arrhythmias known as Tachycardia (Fast Heart Rate). This class of drug works by blocking the effects of catecholamines such as epinephrine and norepinephrine.
Drugs in Class:
- amlodipine (Norvasc),
- diltiazem (Cardizem LA, Tiazac),
- felodipine (Plendil),
- isradipine (Dynacirc),
- nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia),
- nicardipine (Cardene),
- nimodipine (Nimotop),
- nisoldipine (Sular), and
- verapamil (Covera-HS, Verelan PM, Calan).
By mouth (PO)